ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the launch of a virtual Academy program for players- ROG Academy.

In an initially, the effort is suggested to provide mentorship to players in India. As part of this effort, ASUS ROG will determine PC gamers through a screening procedure, providing tournament-ready gaming equipment and high-quality technology to players, with professional mentorship.

“Owing to the pandemic, we are seeing a permanent shift in content consumption patterns worldwide and increased digital acceleration. With an increase in E-sports players throughout the pandemic, ASUS has actually reinforced its dedication towards purchasing the future of video gaming market in India,” said Arnold Su, Service Head, Customer and Video Gaming PC, System Organization Group, ASUS India.

“We intend to encourage more and more players, mentor them through their journey, and acquaint them with future chances in this landscape. This initiative will offer a big increase in developing a swimming pool of reliable E-sports players in India and lead the way for next-generation players with access to resources, mentorship and training,” included Su.

ASUS ROG Academy is a yearlong- program, divided into 4 sessions based on the quarter.

The shortlisted group and gamers will undergo a substantial choice process divided into various phases. Out of these, 6 select players will end up being part of a 3-month long session for very first quarter, which will consist of activities ranging from individual skill training, mentorship from the coach to team effort, interaction, and high-level concepts utilized in the highest level of competition.

The first session of the quarter will include “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” as the official title.

Panellists will include an agent from ASUS ROG, partners, and CS: GO.

The company will be offering the entire group Ex-Gratia of 100,000 to all the last 6 gamers, when they will finish their 3-month training successfully. The gamers will also get financial settlement of 15,000 as stipend in addition to a perk on month-to-month basis during the training, it said.

“Likewise, the 6 gamers will continue to represent the brand name for extra 3 months while getting involved in any competitions or events post completing 3 months training program effectively,” ASUS ROG said.

Interested players aged 16 and above happy to take part in the program can register themselves online. Registration for the ROG academy initiative will begin with February 1 till February 10.